Monday, December 29, 2008

Conservatives move on Digg

Although dominated by liberals, conservatives today announced a major development in taking on Digg

Digging Conservatism: Some of the digs against Digg, the community-ranking site, is that it's biased against women and weighted in favor of liberals. On the latter, enter #diggcons, an effort under the banner of the conservative #dontgo movement that aims to aggregate the weight of the right-leaning to promote their preferred content on not only Digg, but StumbleUpon as well. Twitter messages marked with the diggcons hashtag will sound the alarm on stories that could use a thumbs up. Will even the amassed voting power of online conservatives be enough to lift conservative content out of the ever-churning cauldron of Digg content? We'll see. But along with Top Conservatives on Twitter, it's another smart attempt to conquer social media from the right -- efforts largely unmatched on the left.

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Real Estate Recovery predicted for 2009

Watch for a massive and rapid recovery in housing and real estate in 2009 according to blogger (me) Steve Dalton and a list of Carnival writers

RE.covery Carnival of Real Estate


  • Real Estate Recovery in 2009 from The Real Estate Bloggers has the Governor of California predicting that 2009 will see the real estate recovery. I for one agree. This post wasn't submitted but I took some liberty and included it to start things off.
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    Wednesday, December 17, 2008

    #TCOT targets Pigs wanting gov't cash

    GM, Chrysler and UAW still want cash handouts even though Ford says it can make it thru 2009
    clipped from

    Operation Three Little Piggies

    Top Conservatives on Twitter have launched a new action project targeting the “three little piggies” — UAW President Ron Gettelfinger, GM CEO Rick Wagoner, and Chrysler CEO Robert Nardelli. I know I’ve got a lot of fabulous Photoshoppers out there. This one sounds fun. So go and check out Operation Three Little Piggies here.

    And if you haven’t opened a Twitter account (or haven’t figured it out yet), make sure to join TCOT.

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    Tuesday, December 16, 2008

    Lessons from Campaign 2008

    McCain campaign staffer Ben Porritt on what happened and what worked, and of course what didn't work in the campaign

    Lessons from the 2008 trenches, Part 1

    As promised I am bringing you part 1 of our series on Lessons from the 2008 trenches. Our first contributor is Ben Porritt. Ben served as  the national spokesman for the McCain-Palin campaign and a co-founder of Outside Eyes strategy group in Southern California.

    CF What campaign on the GOP side had the most effective use of New Media?

    Chris Faulkner

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    Friday, December 12, 2008

    Talk to Ford about auto bailout on twitter

    Lots of talk about the auto bailout, and whether the Congress or President will give them cash. This guy has engaged on Ford Exec himself and is hosting a public exchange on twitter this morning

    Lobbying in Plain Sight: The Auto Bailout on Twitter

    Update: Operation Ford Motor now has its own hash tag, #OFM, if you want to follow the action today.

    I don't know what if anything will come of this, but it's fascinating -- beginning at about 10:30 a.m. today, Scott Monty, the head of social media for Ford (yes, there is such a function now), began a Twitter conversation with Michael P. Leahy, head of a new Twitter-powered conservative group called Top Conservatives on Twitter (#TCOT).

    Even if you don't have a Twitter account, I believe you should be able to follow this search link, which currently shows the "Tweet" below as the first result:
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    Thursday, December 4, 2008

    Top 200 Conservatives in US on twitter

    You asked and now the list is fully automated

    Welcome to the new TCOT !

    Welcome to the new, fully-automated Top Conservatives on Twitter !

    The site is still very much a work in progress, so stay tuned as we evolve further...

    Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2008 22:31

    Top Conservatives on Twitter
    last update: 12-04 08:15 pm
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    Tuesday, December 2, 2008

    Calling all RNC Members to Twitter

    Only 7 so far, and a list of over 200 conservatives on twitter, well worth the read

    Top Conservatives on Twitter

    First SEVEN RNC Members are on Twitter. Only 161 more to go ! Our mission, is to get all 168 RNC members on Twitter by January 28, 2009, the day they will be voting for the new RNC Chair! (as of 7:15 pm CST Dec 2)
    (1) @jamesdickey 4,438 Delegate to RNC from Dallas, Texas (Denton County)
    (2) @johnculberson 4,016 Tech savvy Republican member of Congress. Definitely not a Brain Dead Luddite.
    (3) @brooksbayne 3,159
    (4) @lesliecarbone 2,858 Blogger and occasional Weekly Standard contributor
    (5) @PatrickRuffini 2,053 The conservative tech geek behind Rebuild the Party.
    (6) @daltonsbriefs 1,730 Local Indiana editor for Red County Blogs.
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